Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool

Using an old bottle top and balloon as a breastfeeding educational tool Maddie McMahon – Doula, Mentor and Breastfeeding Counsellor Maddie McMahon is a Doula and author, having written ‘Why Doula’s Matter’ and ‘Why Mothering Matters’. She also a course leader at Developing Doula’s a training course to assist new Doulas to support women and […]

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WANT (What About Next Time?) Midwifery and the Black Dog

WANT (What About Next Time?) Midwifery and the Black Dog Emma Hill – Student Midwife University of Western Sydney Published in The Student Midwife Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2019 Depression is a thief and a liar. It is a taker and a fraud. It affects the soul and dulls everything around it. It visits often. […]

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Skills Spotlight: Surviving as a Student Midwife with Dyslexia

Skills Spotlight: Surviving as a Student Midwife with Dyslexia Lucy Slater and Ellen Braime –  Third Year Student Midwives at University of West London Published in The Student Midwife Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2019 Studying at university poses a challenge for most people, however 1 in 10 students have the added pressure of a […]

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Diversity of mind – the woman behind the addiction

Diversity of mind – the woman behind the addiction Mardi Haworth – Third Year Midwifery Student at Western Sydney University Published in The Student Midwife Volume 2 Issue 2 April 2019 My midwifery journey began following a career as a mental health community worker where I supported and advocated for families who were caring for someone […]

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The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice

The value of urinalysis – reviewing evidence and practice Anna Byrom – Senior lecturer UCLan and Editor TPM and Owner All4Maternity Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Background Urinalysis, previously known as uroscopy until the 17th century, began 6,000 years ago and was used as the primary diagnostic tool (Armstrong 2007). […]

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Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery

Trust me I’m a midwife: corporate sponsorship and midwifery Dr Lorna Davies – Associate Head of Midwifery at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch Published in The Practising Midwife Volume 22 Issue 3 March 2019 Pregnant women and new mothers are a lucrative market for the baby products industry and midwives are able to provide valuable access to […]

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What to expect – the first year as a newly qualified midwife

What to expect – the first year as a newly qualified midwife Sarah Curran – Midwife, Ulster Hospital, Northern Ireland As a student midwife, I dreamed of the day I would be wearing my ‘blues’, confidently walking down the hospital hallways as a fully qualified midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Council pin in hand, ready to […]

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From student to midwife…fifteen months on!

From student to midwife…fifteen months on! Danielle Carey – Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Trust: University Hospital Birmingham At the end of a long shift, the colour of my urine explains my kidney pain, while the associated headache confirms dehydration. The innate need to eat and sleep battles with the desire to shower away hospital germs. The […]

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‘Global Midwifery – celebrating journeys’: an event to inspire learning and internationalisation

‘Global Midwifery – celebrating journeys’: an event to inspire learning and internationalisation Helen C Bedford – Midwifery Lecturer at University of York Carole Lindsey – Midwifery Lecturer at University of York Midwifery is an increasingly outward-looking profession that seeks to benefit the health, wellbeing and rights of women and families across the globe. This article describes an […]

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Socially Acceptable?

Socially Acceptable? Charlene Cole – Student Midwife Coventry University Since writing my first article on Social Media over a year ago I feel there has been a positive shift in perception regarding the acceptability of the use of social media in professional spheres. For me, it is an essential part of my midwifery life: it […]

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